Research Institute on Population and Social Policies

Presentation: Social history of Italian emigration – From Unification to today

5 June 2024 10.00

Library Room, “Guglielmo Marconi”, central Cnr – Rome

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IRPPS Seminar – Social research and graphic narratives

22 May 2024 11.00 – 13.00

IRPPS – Sala Europa Via Palestro 32, Rome

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Young people beyond stereotypes

The monographic issue of the magazine Welfare & Ergonomics, dedicated to "Young people beyond stereotypes" (Franco Angeli) edited by Carlo Buzzi, wanted to take a look at the great evolutionary changes in the world of youth that have occurred in our society in recent times.

It does so not with a structural, i.e. demographic, economic or social cut. On these three areas, moreover, the literature is very vast, but focusing on cultural aspects, taking into account the strong internal variability among young people, variability often invisible to the eyes of adults and also of the media, which, by not considering it, gives life to superficial and stereotyped images of the world of youth.

There are 12 articles selected from the reports and published, plus a practical experience, divided into 3 sections. We make the long-abstracts of the articles available here in PDF format.

Part one. Transformations, redefinitions, identities

It focuses on the processes of identity acquisition, individual and social identity of young people within a sometimes difficult social context.

Second part. Suburbs, resilience, life choices

It offers articles that look at youthful attitudes and behaviors capable of dealing with difficult contexts or situations that give rise to particular life choices.

Part three. Science, trust, uncertainties

It focuses on youth feelings towards science, which is a factor that has a strong impact on many aspects of life, such as the idea of ​​technological progress, the relationship with institutions, the concept of health.

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Call for papers: Bike & Society Research Network

Following the first seminar in Padua, which took place from 30 November to 1 December 2023, the Bici & Società research network continues its work in the city of Salerno, inviting us to focus attention on multiplicity of cycling practices.

The aim is to broaden the theoretical, methodological and disciplinary perspective with the aim of developing a knowledge base that helps to understand the conditions that favor cycling mobility and the characteristics of its variability. What can favor or prevent, in other words, the multiplicity of its uses as a means of transport in urban and extra-urban environments and for leisure (sports and tourism).

Those interested in the call can articulate theirs contribution proposal (an abstract of max 250 words) starting from these questions: what are the characteristics of urban, tourist and sporting cycling mobility, how are they taking shape, who are the actors and supporting policies? With what results? What are the connections between cycling, sport and tourism? What hybridizations? How does the technological innovation of the bike develop? How are the bike materials configured? How is the bike industry and marketing structured? How are cycling mobility conveyed by the media?

The contribution proposal must be sent by June 30 2024 to the email:

Further information is available in call document.

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Hi Maura

The IRPPS stands in memory of Maura Misiti, a highly intelligent researcher and determined woman, who contributed with a critical spirit and accurate analyzes to the scientific debate and the construction of knowledge on many topics relevant to women's rights and citizenship. Her work and commitment were also decisive in the support activities for the formulation and implementation of specific policies and in those of dissemination and awareness. She will be greatly missed.

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Who won the “ATENƏ del CNR” Award…

The winning works of the “ATENƏ del CNR” Award have been announced, which enhanced the gender perspective in every sector and in every phase of research, within the CNR network. Watch the web-doc to learn more: Italian version / English version

Three works were awarded, one for each ERC sector:

  • Physical sciences and engineering, People vulnerability to landslide: risky behaviors and dangerous conditions by gender and age presented by Paola Salvati, Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection (CNR-IRPI)
  • Life sciences, Frailty and the risk of infection-related hospitalizations in older age: Differences by sex presented by Marianna Noale, Institute of Neurosciences (CNR-IN)
  • Human and social sciences, Board diversity and performance in a masculine, aged and glocal supply chain: new empirical evidence presented by Giuseppe Calabrese, Sustainable Economic Growth Research Institute (CNR-IRCRES)

The “ATENƏ del CNR” Award was announced by the CNR Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies (CNR-IRPPS) with the support of the European H2020 project MINDtheGEPs, and evaluated the best products (articles, proceedings, protocols, etc.) that have significantly contributed to scientific innovation by integrating the gender perspective into research questions, design and results, making available three prizes of €1.500 each. Then the ranking is available e , here all information related to the competition.

There were 18 works presented in total.

Watch the web-doc for further information: Italian version / English version

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Survey on the energy sector

Ithe European project gEneSys coordinated by the IRPPS-CNR, it promotes a survey aimed at those who work in the energy sector (as research, technical, academic, expert and professional personnel).

The questionnaire investigates organizational culture, collaboration dynamics, roots and solutions to the gender imbalances of the energy transition.

The compilation takes about 10 minutes and is available online: LINK TO THE SURVEY

The energy sector is currently undergoing a profound transformation in which research and innovation (R&I) plays a fundamental role. Renewable energies and environmental sustainability require a growing investment in knowledge and technologies. The success of the current energy transition depends to a large extent on the skills and motivation of those who produce new knowledge and technologies.

IThe questionnaire was constructed starting from a study recently commissioned by CINEA, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency with the aim of understanding how to support greater gender inclusiveness in professional and work sectors linked to the energy transition.

The data collected will be used to draft project reports and scientific publications, accessible to the public on the project website gEneSys.

Furthermore, the analysis of the results will contribute to the drafting of a policy brief in support of science and energy policies that support the inclusiveness of the sector and help reduce current imbalances in participation.

The time to complete the questionnaire is approximately 10 minutes and participants are free to stop completing it at any time. 

For assistance or questions, please contact us at


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CNR Almanac

The latest CNR Almanac of Science, published on March 8th, is dedicated to women and collects among other 3 IRPPS interventions:

Maria Cristina Antonucci talks about the characteristics and purposes of the "Gender Equality Plan" which was created to promote equity and inclusion also in research institutions, and which recently saw the light of day at the CNR.

Antonio Tintori talks about the still wide spread of gender gaps in school education and educational publishing.

Finally, Luciana Taddei tells the story of Elena Lucrezia Corner Piscopia, the first woman to graduate in Italy, who obtained her degree in Philosophy in Venice in 1678.

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Call for Paper – Welfare & Ergonomics

The new call for paper of the magazine Welfare & Ergonomia, edited by Alberto Pesce and Veronica Valenti, is dedicated to “Investing in the social reintegration of prisoners: trends and new perspectives of Italian welfare” .

You can submit your proposal by 29 March 2024, sending an abstract of approximately 3000 characters (including spaces).

All information is available in call document.

Welfare & Ergonomics is a magazine in Class A (Anvur), published by Franco Angeli editore, on the editorial project and direction of IRPPS (thanks to the researcher Antonella Ciocia).

 By way of example, contributions for the edition in question may concern:

  • the socio-health aspects resulting from overcrowding both at a collective and individual level;
  • the importance of caring for loved ones in prison to gather suggestions with a view to reform;
  • the reciprocal relationship between forms of restorative justice and social reintegration;
  • the importance of prison education and professional training courses;
  • the analysis of best practices Italian or European and aimed at promoting training, placement and job hiring;
  • the analysis of traditional welfare models and their implementation towards people deprived of liberty, with attention also to new models or which concern prisoners or former prisoners;
  • the analysis of legislation and jurisprudence regarding the social and work reintegration of prisoners;
  • the critical analysis of the role of local authorities and private social organizations in guaranteeing training, placement and employment;
  • the analysis of best practices territorial or tested in individual penitentiary institutions;
  • the analysis of the factors that lead to relapse: 
  • the analysis of state and regional spending aimed at promoting social and work inclusion paths;
  • the treatment of resigning prisoners who have reached the end of their sentences;
  • the impact of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, or neuroscience on the social and work reintegration of detained people.

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Sport and female inclusion

7 March 2024 – h. 8.30

Sala Marconi - CNR Piazzale Aldo Moro 7 - Rome

Download the program in pdf
Read the description of the event on the portal CNR.

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